Ramrugby09 said:Yeah just be careful. My friend is MSF instructor and he had a kid that was taking his class a month ago. The Kid was 17 with a new R1 in the garage at home, he passed the class and went on to kill himself a week later. Who knows what happened but just like everyone else said respect the bike.
Good, that is too much bike for a 1st timer. I wouldn't get anything bigger than a 600. Still big enough for the macho thing, but a little more tame than a liter class bike. Far too many young people buy liter class bikes and crash hard. Can it be done, yes. Is it the best choice, no. I actually believe it will take longer to learn to ride well on a big bike than a smaller one. JM2C929_Nupe said:Don't tell him that.......He's headed outside righ now to put a For Sale sign on bike :smilebig:
Im going to do that right when i get home!!!Don't tell him that.......He's headed outside righ now to put a For Sale sign on bike
I dropped my first bike a few times while U-turning in the first 3 days I got it. Be really careful here, dropping a sportbike will cause many hundreds of dollars worth of damage.929_Nupe said:My 929 is my 1st bike......just remember one thing EASY ON THE THROTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's nothing like that lil’ 250 at the MSF course.
There is no shame is riding up and down the street just getting acclimated make sure you feel comfortable that you can make the bike do what you want it to do before you hit the streets. Oh yeah and practice all the stuff you learn at the course...find you a big open parking lot to work in.
brian48130 said:I dropped my first bike a few times while U-turning in the first 3 days I got it. Be really careful here, dropping a sportbike will cause many hundreds of dollars worth of damage.
Keep telling yourself that. This is what will really happen. You will twist the throttle to keep up with your buddies, then overcook the corner due to lack of experience, and stand the bike up. Hopefully there will not be a car coming the opposite way. If stunting is in your brain, then you will do it no matter what bike you own. Good luck and I hope you wear more than jeans and a wife beater.Outkastxleo said:A buddy of mine actually made a good point and said the reason its good to get a big bike for a first timer is because i wont screw around on it because i know what its capable of doing if i eat it.....in the other case if i got a smaller one, i would just want to open it up and try to do every stunt as possible....
It's actually good that you did that. One common newbie error is to slam on the rear brake, which can quickly cause you to highside. IF you ever do lock your rear wheel, look straight ahead where you want to go and keep the brake on until you've stopped. If the rear is locked and sliding from side to side, releasing the brake will allow the tire to "hookup" and start spinning again, which will snap the bike up, throwing you off the highside. Not pleasant. They'll teach you that in MSF.Outkastxleo said:Nupe.....Bike already came with sliders....just gotta get some extra mirrors just in case....
Brian....yeah i need to practice emergency braking....had one situation where light turned yellow and had to make a quick decision and stupid newbie me lol i only slamed the front brake...well not really slamed, but it caused the rear to weave left to right like a madman!!! *sigh* only way to learn right.........
I have a 919. I had a 10mph lowside the second day I had my bike. Lost the front wheel in a slick intersection. Glad the bike doesn't have plastic.brian48130 said:I dropped my first bike a few times while U-turning in the first 3 days I got it. Be really careful here, dropping a sportbike will cause many hundreds of dollars worth of damage.